Motorcycle Racing News 2012 Triumph Speed Triple R | Unveiled

2012 Triumph Speed Triple R | Unveiled

2012 Triumph Motorcycle

For 2012, Triumph has introduced a "premium" version of its naked Speed Triple, the Speed Triple R.

Triumph began with the latest in Ohlins suspension; the new Triple R features the innovative NIX30 43mm fork up front, with "jewel-like" TTX36 suspension out back.

To further minimize unsprung weight, the R is offered with lightweight five-spoke forged aluminium PVM wheels that drop almost four pounds from the standard-issue Speed Triple, "delivering even more precise and agile handling."

Triumph says: "Stopping the Speed Triple R are top specification four-piston radial monoblock calipers from Brembo, the leading brand in MotoGP racing, with a switchable version of Triumph’s electronic anti-lock system available as an option. Together, the brakes and wheels offer a 5 per cent increase in braking performance over the standard Speed Triple."

As for color choices, the 2012 Triumph Speed Triple R is available in the choice of metallic Phantom Black and Crystal White color with a red subframe and gold forks to "create a sportier and more exotic look that confirm its status as Triumph’s premier naked sports model."

The new Triple R will be shown at the EICMA 2011 show in Milan Nov. 8. Stay clicked to UltimateMotorCycling.com for a preview, additional photos and MSRP once the information becomes available.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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